Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Kano State Governor , Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been invited to appear today (Friday), before the ad-hoc committee constituted by the state House of Assembly over alleged bribe-taking videos .
The state House of Assembly, under the leadership of Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, constituted a committee on October 15 to establish the authenticity of the videos.
An online newspaper, DAILY NIGERIAN had on October 14 and 15 exclusively published two videos allegedly showing Ganduje, receiving bribe in dollars.
Consequently, the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, testified before the committee on October 15, where he insisted that the videos were genuine, and expressed readiness to swore by the Quran to convinced doubting Thomases.
The three paragraphs letter sent to the governor titled “Invitation to respond to an allegation of bribery against Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, requested the governor to appear today.
The invitation letter that was signed by the Chairman of the Ad Hoc committee, and Majority Leader of the 40-member Assembly, Alhaji Baffa Baba Dan’Agundi, further requested the governor to make available to it “a written, signed and dated statement by your excellency as part of the proceedings on or before Friday “
The latest development in the Assembly probe committee was coming on the heels of another video uploaded on YouTube by yet-to-be identified individual where the governor, dressed on black kaptan with a cap to match was seen collecting wads of dollars from unnamed contractors.